The Inspiration Challenge today on SCS has a beautiful quilt and fabrics to stir our creative juices.  I loved all three of the inspiration pictures but was especially fond of the quilt. .

   

I looked at the quilt for a few minutes and decided that I could recreate that look by creating faux layers by masking with Nestabilities scalloped squares.  I cut out three different sizes to work with as well as keeping the negatives.  I used a pencil and ruler to divide my square white paper into four equal squares. I used Tombow removal adhesive  on the back of my scalloped pieces to hold them in place.  I started by placing the largest scalloped squares evenly on the cardstock.  I stamped a small flower from a retired SU set -Topiary in Adirondack Salmon, Lemonade and Aqua and followed by stamping a small leaf from Wee Watercolors with Distress Shabby Shutters.  When complete I sponged the whole area with Lemonade ink. I removed the masks and repeated the steps with the other two sizes of scalloped squares working in and creating my quilt.  I used a greenery image from Topiary as well as a large rose from Watercolor Minis to recreate the full image background to represent the quilt in our inspiration piece. I used a large needle and my paper piecing template to create the faux stitching holes around the quilt area and then added faux stitch lines with Inkssentials white pen.  I thought white eyelet would be the perfect border between the quilt and the Papertrey Berry Sorbet main card layer. I used my scalloped scissors to cute all four sides and then pierced the borders to create an eyelet effect.  I have just fallen in love with the look of white eyelet and it is so easy to do and adds to much to a card.  I created a little folded tag with Nestabilites dies and thought it would look cute hanging from one of the corner ribbons.  This was quite a bit of work but was so much fun and full of wonderful relief to shake off the past week’s work stresses.

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Stamps:  Stampin’ UP! Retired Wee Watercolors, Topiary and Watercolor Minis, All Year Cheer I

Paper:  Papertrey Berry Sorbet and White

Ink:  Aidrondack Lemonade, Salmon, Aqua, Distress Shabby Shutters

Accessories:  Nestabilities, Scalloped Scissors, Needle, Piercing Template, Sponges, Twill